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BASF Advanced Plastic Parts ContiTech Cadillac Strut Mount

Apr 06, 2016

How Automotive Composite Materials are Lightweighting Cars

Floatility's new lightweight and solar powered electric scooter, a boost to sustainable urban mobility.

Sep 03, 2015

Floating Over the Last Mile to Solve Short Commutes

The "1865 - Inspired by History" section of the exhibition refers to the age in which BASF was founded.

Aug 05, 2015

E-bike Concept Rides Into the Past to Prepare for the Future of Urban Mobility

Pictured above is China's first all-plastic backrest and seat pan.

Jul 09, 2015

China's First All-Plastic Backrest and Seat Pan

New Yorkers "Jam" to Imagine Urban Mobility Solutions

Jun 23, 2015

New Yorkers "Jam" to Imagine Urban Mobility Solutions

Chinese Urban Mobility: How BASF is Helping

May 28, 2015

Chinese Urban Mobility: How BASF is Helping

Top 3 Automotive Coatings Sustainability Tactics

May 21, 2015

Top 3 Automotive Coatings Sustainability Tactics

Carbon Fiber Finishing Techniques for a ‘Class A Finish’

Apr 20, 2015

Carbon Fiber Finishing Techniques for a ‘Class A Finish’

Carbon Fiber Composites: Ready for a Mainstream Debut

Apr 20, 2015

Carbon Fiber Composites: Ready for a Mainstream Debut

BASF Advanced Plastic Parts ContiTech Cadillac Strut Mount

Apr 06, 2016

How Automotive Composite Materials are Lightweighting Cars

Check out three ways BASF's Ultramid® polyamides were used to replace heavier materials and ensure the quality of standard for these premium brands.

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Floatility's new lightweight and solar powered electric scooter, a boost to sustainable urban mobility.

Sep 03, 2015

Floating Over the Last Mile to Solve Short Commutes

Imagine taking the subway only to get off and have to walk to your bus stop, job or home. This is a daily occurrence, because walking an hour to your final destination seems more sufficient than sitting in the car stuck in traffic. But what if you had a solution to get from point A to B more conveniently, eliminating that last mile frustration?

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The "1865 - Inspired by History" section of the exhibition refers to the age in which BASF was founded.

Aug 05, 2015

E-bike Concept Rides Into the Past to Prepare for the Future of Urban Mobility

If you had to design an electric bike, would you start from scratch or expand on existing prototypes? BASF's internal consultancy center, designfabrik® asked DING3000, a team of sophisticated product designers, these very questions. Their response: Merge yesterday's design with today's technology.

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Pictured above is China's first all-plastic backrest and seat pan.

Jul 09, 2015

China's First All-Plastic Backrest and Seat Pan

A recent Automotive Seating Study from Johnson Controls found that a majority of consumers said driver comfort had the most impact on their latest vehicle purchase when compared with other vehicle interior attributes. Is it possible then for automakers to meet this demand for comfort while achieving even tighter and lighter weight automotive seating solutions?

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New Yorkers "Jam" to Imagine Urban Mobility Solutions

Jun 23, 2015

New Yorkers "Jam" to Imagine Urban Mobility Solutions

Have you ever wondered what 9 billion people in the world would look like? You may not have to wait all that long to see. By 2050, more than 70 percent of the world's population will be living in urban communities. As people flock to these communities, adapting to accommodate this rapid growth poses challenges for these cities and their residents. Air quality, "last mile" logistics and infrastructure concerns become key mobility issues for today's urban planners - and BASF has stepped in, embedding itself in this process of change.

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Chinese Urban Mobility: How BASF is Helping

May 28, 2015

Chinese Urban Mobility: How BASF is Helping

China's automotive industry is being driven by some major mega trends, including the need to find sustainable mobility solutions. EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, outlines the nine trends impacting the country's industry during this tremendous time of growth - from the government's emphasis on electric vehicles to how new players are changing the business models to support the new connectivity, electrification and mobility needs.

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Top 3 Automotive Coatings Sustainability Tactics

May 21, 2015

Top 3 Automotive Coatings Sustainability Tactics

Today, almost every automaker across the globe has moved to a shorter, more sustainable paint line model in at least on of its plants. BASF pioneered the method, called the Integrated Process, in 1996. And to this day, it offers significant sustainability benefits for OEMs by reducing the time, material and energy consumption necessary at the plant. The process is completely customizable to the different iterations of paint lines but most notably, involves eliminating the bake needed after the primer is applied to the vehicle.

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Carbon Fiber Finishing Techniques for a ‘Class A Finish’

Apr 20, 2015

Carbon Fiber Finishing Techniques for a ‘Class A Finish’

Achieve Class A Finish on carbon fiber composites.

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Carbon Fiber Composites: Ready for a Mainstream Debut

Apr 20, 2015

Carbon Fiber Composites: Ready for a Mainstream Debut

Vehicles constructed of mixed materials are becoming increasingly common as a result of impending fuel economy and CO2 emissions regulations. Now, more than ever, automakers are paying particular attention to which material is best and how it should be utilized in the vehicle. Fiber-reinforced composites are ideal and the industry is taking notice. BASF has found that automakers can shave weight off as plastic parts are up to 40 percent lighter than metal.

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